Judge Tinkers With Stent Claim Order Again

Law360, New York (May 15, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has once again clarified an earlier claim construction ruling in Medtronic Inc.’s infringement suit against Abbott Laboratories and its cardiovascular subsidiary over balloon catheter and stent patents.

After Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted Medtronic’s request to redefine the term “polygon” in January, Abbott asked the judge to take another look at how that revision affected a limitation from her claim construction order issued in December.

On Tuesday, the judge said Abbott’s motion...
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